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to buy more than 1,000 u.s. dollars worth of gold you have to provide your income tax number. india say major buyer of gold. it is discouraging unaccounted for money moving into gold. i think with regards to commodities, there's a lot of uncertainty about chinese economic growth. if you look at steel production, cement production, it's barely growing in china. residential construction starts last year were down 11%. so i think there's a fundamental issue with commodities. they probably moved lower. there are assets much more interesting than commodities. >> mark, if this is a situation where as you suspect this is someone got in trouble, what happens to prices from here. >> well, if we go back down again and we have a big increase in margin calls again and then money has to be raised in the equity markets to offset losses in gold, then you're going to go down somewhere under you're going to rely on the margin. and cme released yesterday. >> anybody who says that deflation is once again on the table may have nothing to do with that whatsoever. >> i think you're right. i think someone or
for the industry in the fourth quarter due to tax law changes and just a seasonal spike. but b of a had better than peer loan growth. commercial loan growth was up 3.4% link to quarter. that includes international where they're taking share but u.s. loan growth was up in the quarter. loan growth at b of a certainly looks better than their megacap peers, at least this quarter. >> okay. anthony, thank you for your quick analysis this morning. thank you for calling in. i'm sure we'll talk to you again soon. >>> in the meantime, coming up, we've got a high profile bust at an art gallery involved celebrity poker international money laundering and racketeering. more on that story next. and still to come, david blitzer, the chairman of the index committee for s&p dow jones when we return. but at xerox we've embraced a new role. working behind the scenes to provide companies with services... like helping hr departments manage benefits and pensions for over 11 million employees. reducing document costs by up to 30%... and processing $421 billion dollars in accounts payables each year. helping thousands of c
. they are more worried about the impact on the economy and payroll taxes january 1. connell: let's bring just jeff and from raymond james. let's follow up on what peter is reporting on and the financial markets both yesterday and today. even without what happened in boston yesterday was setting up to be a remarkable day. stocks were down. gold was selling off. there were further jitters after what happened in the afternoon, obviously. >> it reminded me very much of the hunt silver corner. when it finally, when the fever finally broke on october 7, excuse me, january 7 of 1980, you had a hard move on silver just like you did on gold on friday. they try to hold the markets together. the margin calls went out. people had to start selling their commodity positions. i do not know if they play that way here or not, but it has had a heart attack on the market and heart attack patients do not get right off the gurney and run a 100-yard. connell: if it bounces back up, is it in your view over at this point and the second part, what, if any, to the impacts of the bombing have? >> the bombings in boston
and freddie, and even the mortgage interest tax deduction. the support bases for housing right now seems to be quite artificial, and i think that is why a lot of home builders are afraid to get into this market right now to build more because they are skeptical this is a real recovery. melissa: you are to real estate guys who are not bullish on real estate, how is that? it seems he does not believe in the recovery and the data. >> no, absolutely not. i think there's going to be a significant price increase in housing in the short term. today there may be some momentum created were a lot of momentum created by low interest rate, but when you look historically at the housing market, people need a place to live, even rental properties a lot of them are single-family homes or apartments. at the end of the day, people need a place to go, new household creation is outpacing the supply, so more people looking for a home than there are homes available and nationwide in almost every major metro we are at very low inventory rates so i am bullish. if you want to make money right now, look at single
because the sequester, payroll tax cut that went away, all that stuff, melissa is factoring i think what is happening in these companies to where mark's point, yeah they have all run up and now we're starting to say the cows are coming home and we don't have true earnings growth, the top-line growth that we need. melissa: lance, that is absolutely right. that is the theme we hear again and again, they can't grow the top line because the economy isn't supporting that. what do you do? how do you respond to that? how do you protect your money? >> well the thing is you have to understand, actually mark hit on a great point, since 2009 revenues only grown by about 7% of the earnings have grown by almost 230%. the disparity's come from things like stock buybacks, accounting gimmickry in terms when do we account for stuff and when we don't. and so what drives corporate growth in the stock markets over the long term is that top line revenue, sales. that's what we node to see. that is what --. melissa: lance, i know that, tell me how do i protect my wealth in light of that? i hear what you're say
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